Vitale: "watch out" for Illinois
Dick Vitale put out his Preseason Top 25
and Illinois is ranked #13. In the comment section he wrote: For those downgrading coach Bruce Weber's team, watch out. Guard Dee Brown is first-team All-Solid Gold, and the newcomers will help out
. The Fighting Illini are Vitale's third Big Ten team in the rankings, behind Michigan State at #4 and Iowa at #12. Rounding out the conference is Indiana at #15.